A New Andean Typology
14. July 2015
Photo: Courtesy of Architectural Review
Architectural Review considers self-taught, Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre's many buildings as a new typology: they combine retail, party halls, apartments, and a roofop house for the owner.
Silvestre's colorful – and some would argue tacky – buildings (60 to date in his hometown of El Alto) has received a fair amount of attention recently. In addition to the short film below, Architectural Review explores the mixed-use typology indigenous to El Alto, Bolivia, in an article on its website. An excerpt: